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9/11 Memorial Events
The worst terrorist attack on American soil is being remembered in assorted ways by North Carolina's military and civilians.
The 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks is being commemorated Wednesday with a host of memorial events including a day of service to honor the 9/11 victims, survivors and first responders.
Here's just a few local events. To add your event to our Community Calender, click here.
Operation: Thank You- A 9/11 Community Project
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
In 2009 congress named 9/11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance in an attempt to turn a tragedy into a triumph by encouraging communities to unite in service the same remarkable way that so many did following that tragic day in 2001. Now annually millions of people perform good deeds and engage in community service projects in observance of 9/11, including individuals and groups from all 50 states and 165 countries.
This year the Land-of-Sky Regional Councils Volunteer Programs invites the public to join them in their 9/11 community project titled Operation: Thank You. Looking for a simple way to say thanks to our NC Troops they came up with Operation Thank You a military care-package drive. A simple project with a big impact Operation: Thank You is open to all ages. To get involved just drop off a requested comfort items on Wednesday, September 11th from 9am-1pm at their offices at 339 New Leicester Hwy, Suite 140 in Asheville. Requested items include: bar soap, stick deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tubes of antibiotics, and Texas Pete Hot Sauce. Participants are encouraged to stay awhile and write a card of thanks and support. For more information please contact Patti Cameron, RSVP Coordinator at the Land-of-Sky Regional Council at 828-251-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Western Carolina Young America's Foundation is hosting a 9/11 Never Forget Project on campus at WCU.
The event places 2,977 American flags in the lawn next to the Blue Ridge Residence Hall commemorating each victim of 9/11.
Faculty, staff, students, and all are welcome. Thanks Chairman WCU Young America's Foundation.
Sons of Liberty Memorial Event
Henderson County, NC: A memorial event to honor the victims of Benghazi and those that lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM (noon) in front of the Henderson County Historic Courthouse. The memorial service will include remarks from Grady Hawkins, Retired United States Air Force Colonel, and Mike Scruggs a veteran of the Vietnam War. The memorial event is open to the public.
Preceding the memorial, the Sons of Liberty motorcyclists will participate in a ride from Veteran's Park in Columbus, NC to downtown Hendersonville to honor the four Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi. The ride is restricted to motorcyclists only. For additional information regarding the memorial ride please call (352) 638-2981.
9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Lake Louise
On behalf of Mayor Al Root of Weaverville, the Asheville City Council is invited to attend a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at Lake Louise on Merrimon Avenue in Weaverville, NC on Wednesday, Sept. 11. We believe that this is the first "Municipality-sponsored" 9/11 ceremony in North Carolina. In any case, it is the first (of many to come) to honor the First Responders (Police, Fire, And EMS personnel) who risk their lives every day protecting lives and property throughout our communities, often making the "ultimate sacrifice" in the course of their duties. A permanent Memorial will be dedicated during the program. The ceremony will begin at 12 (Noon) with a musical Prelude by the Reuter Community Singers.
Other participants will include the Asheville Fire Department Pipe and Drums Band, and the Buncombe County Firefighters Honor Guard and Mr. Larry Blunt, WLOS News anchor serving as MC.
Clyde Fire Department will be having their annual 9/11 ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in front of the fire station, 8531 Carolina Blvd., on September 11,2013 beginning at 6PM.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has scheduled several memorial events on Wednesday, including a ceremony at the base firehouse and a 24-hour run. In Fayetteville, a 9/11 Mobile Museum is scheduled to be unveiled at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville.
The museum contains artifacts donated by New York firefighters specially selected to provide a look at what happened that morning in lower Manhattan.
Raleigh's Activate Good alliance is helping organize service projects including making pillows for breast cancer patients, painting homes with Habitat for Humanity, writing letters for the troops, and collecting food for a food pantry.